Single-segment speed run of Demon's Crest with 100% item collection, done on 8 April 2007. Available in five versions: low/normal quality DivX, and normal/high/low quality H.264 MPEG-4.
Third of four speedruns done on April 8th, 2007.
My copy of this run is just over an hour long, with a sixth of that being the ending sequence.
Unlikely as it may seem, this game has had something of an influence on me. My friends and I love Demon's Crest; for years, we had a complex RPG going that was based on this game. And, I never get tired of the music in Demon's Crest; I would say it has one of the top three SNES soundtracks.
A 100% run on Demon's Crest means starting from a new game, and beating it after collecting every item in the game: the five Crests (including the five pieces of the Crest of Fire), five Vellums, five Urns, five Talismans, and every life extension. This involves a lot of backtracking and unearthing secret locations. There is a blank spot in the game's submenu at the end; this space is for the "Ultimate Gargoyle" form, which can only be attained by using a certain password, which the game grants you after getting this ending.
I'm very happy with the way the run turned out. Almost all of it is solid, or at least entertaining to watch. I used a few renegade tactics well, such as switching to the Crest of Time against Holothurion. The second and third battles with Arma were hard-fought and among the most exciting parts of the run. With the exception of the headbutting mini-game, I think I may have a flawless level order here... I could have used some Sulfur potions to speed up the backtracking, but I can only think of one, maybe two spots where it would have saved even a little time. I was low on money, anyway. The only ugly part of the run, unfortunately enough, would be the final battle. The first two phases went well, but the third was rather pedestrian. I even had to use my second Ginseng potion.
Final battle aside, this is the best Demon's Crest run I've ever done. Have fun.